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Old 12-02-2011, 07:50 AM
Fenway Fenway is offline
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Bowie Kuhn ordered all games must be archived starting in 1977 - MLB became the custodian and this was the genesis of TWIB.

Kuhn saw what the NFL was doing with NFL Films and wanted baseball to have something in place.

By 1977 - the cost of video tape ( 3/4 inch format) made it easier to do.

MLB and NOT the teams owns the rights to past games.
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